Bears RB David Montgomery clears concussion protocol, returns to practice

Montgomery missed the Bears' last game with the concussion.
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By 670 The Score

(670 The Score) Bears running back David Montgomery has cleared the concussion protocol and rejoined the team at practice, he said Wednesday morning.

Montgomery missed the Bears' loss to the Vikings on Nov. 16 as he was forced to remain home while dealing with concussion symptoms. The Bears struggled to establish a ground game without him, rushing 17 times for 41 yards.

Montgomery felt "helpless" while watching the Bears play without him and as he dealt with the symptoms, some of which became severe.

"I'm good to go," Montgomery declared Wednesday.

Montgomery has rushed 131 times for 472 yards and a touchdown this season. The Bears offense ranks 31st in the NFL in scoring and yardage.

The Bears (5-5) returned to practice Wednesday. They take on the Packers (7-3) on Sunday night at Lambeau Field.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.